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Approx. 70 lbs down December 2013





New Goal (140lbs) More sustainable than 125lbs



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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Thirty something, weight loss has been a lifelong struggle exacerbated by life as professional (i.e. I spend about 12 hrs per day in my office) with little time for myself and exercise. Now add the fear that I'm teaching my teen daughter bad habits.

I am making changes. Now I wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. and workout before heading out for the day. If I don't make time for myself, who's going to? My daughter will have the example she deserves and I will have the healthy, fit body ...
Thirty something, weight loss has been a lifelong struggle exacerbated by life as professional (i.e. I spend about 12 hrs per day in my office) with little time for myself and exercise. Now add the fear that I'm teaching my teen daughter bad habits.

I am making changes. Now I wake up at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. and workout before heading out for the day. If I don't make time for myself, who's going to? My daughter will have the example she deserves and I will have the healthy, fit body and mind I deserve.

How I've Done

January 2, 2013 - 295 lbs.
Jan goal: 15lbs (280).
Jan results: 11 lbs (284)

Feb Goal: 15lbs (269)
Feb. Result: 9 lbs (275)

March Goal: 5 lbs (270)
March Result: 5lbs (270)

April Goal: 15 lbs (255)
April Result: 8lbs (262)

May Goal: 15lbs (247)
May Result: 8.6lbs (253.4)

June Goal: 15 lbs (238.4)
June Result: 2.4 lbs (251)

July Goal: 15lbs (236)
July result: 3.2lbs (247.8)

August Goal: 10lbs (237.8)
August result: 4.2lbs (243.6)

September Goal: 10lbs (233.6)
September Result: 4.8lbs (238.8)

October Goal: 10lbs [228.8]
October Result: 2.8lbs (236)

November Goal: 8 lbs
November Result:5lbs (231)

December Goal: 8lbs [223]
December Result: 3lbs [228]
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Member Since: 8/22/2011

SparkPoints: 108,181

Fitness Minutes: 91,805

My Goals:
Goal: Lose 155 lbs

2013- see introduction section for 2013 results

2015
Jan goal: 5lbs (188).
Jan results: 3lbs (190)

Feb goal: 5lb
Feb results: 2lbs (188)

Mar goal: 5lb
Mar results: __lbs (183)


2014

January 4, 2014 - 228 lbs.
Jan goal: 8lbs (220).
Jan results: 5lbs (223)

Feb goal: 8lb
Feb results: 5lbs (218)

March/April goal: 3-8lb
March/April results:0 lbs (218)

May goal: 5-8lb
May results: 5lbs (213)

June goal: 5-8lb
June results: 1lbs (211)

July goal: 5-8lb
July results: 6lbs (205)

August goal: 6-8lb
August results: 1.2lbs (203.8)

September goal: 6-8lb
September results: 4.6lbs (199.2)

October' goal: 6-8lb
October results: 4.4lbs (194.8)

November goal: 6-8lb
November results: 1.2lbs (193)

My Program:
Working out 6 days per week for at least 60 minutes. I'm doing it at home for now because it's hard to get to the gym on my schedule. Right now Jillian Micheals is my trainer of choice. I also use a stationary bike at home for an average of 30 mins per day.

Update 6/2013- I've hired a
personal trainer to help me with strength training 2x weekly.

As for food, I am counting calories and restricting myself to 1400-1500 per day and trying the low-carb way of eating.

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From the Northeast but not originally.

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STEPH-KNEE
8/26/2015 7:29:59 PM

I wish I had good tips about Vegas, but I only go to Gammie's and pretty much her local casino. If we are feeling frisky we go to The Orleans casino and gamble, but we don't really do anything touristy. :( I hope you have fun and are able to stay cool!

I also have to say I admire you so much for the fact that with no movement on the scale in 5 months you are still plugging away! You are winning the fight more than you even realize! :D I am sitting here battling a 20 pound regain, so just know that you are beyond fantastic! I know you will get to your goal, and I'm sorry your body is fighting you, but I'm so proud of you for fighting back! emoticon



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KING_SLAYER
8/26/2015 4:23:45 PM

Thanks for all the blog comments! California is lost! Politically and environmentally with this damn drought. I am really hopeful that Texas will be a boon for me, a place where I can thrive and do well.

The kitchen is done with the exception of the general contractor coming back and installing the under cabinet outlet strips. Once everything has been put back in its rightful place my folks will be having hardwood flooring installed in the dining room (which is now just sitting bare). Then next year the rest of the great room gets the hardwood treatment. Meanwhile, if things go right for me, I'll be installing hardwood floors as well as hundreds of other things in Texas.

No movement on the scale is most assuredly a source of frustration, especially when you pass up good food during the week! I'm not quite at 5 months of no scale movement frustration, but I'm still not super happy!



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LIFEISSWEET2
7/30/2015 11:42:40 AM

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I'm celebrating my 5 year anniversary with Spark People. I've lost 54 pounds thanks to motivating and supportive Spark friends like you! I have some more to lose but am grateful for where I am because of things you've shared during your journey! Thank you so very much for being there!
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KING_SLAYER
6/30/2015 4:39:41 PM

If there's ONE thing a person can take away from knowing me it's that I use sarcasm a lot and if I offer REAL advice it will be worthwhile!

Yes, I know that's 2 things, see what I did there??? :)



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KING_SLAYER
6/29/2015 3:35:21 PM

Thanks for the blog comment. I'm trying to be careful with my back, but sometimes you just gotta do what ya gotta do! That's probably why my back is really sore today and wants to cramp up!!

I've been hoping that the activity coupled with the heat and drinking lots of water has caused some water retention. If that's the case my body will flush it out eventually!



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